Archives for November, 2020
Today marks one year since Victoria’s first Code Red day in nearly a decade, when lightning strikes ignited the bushfires that ravaged East Gippsland and North East Victoria and heralded the start of a devastating fire season.
The hard work and dedication of those who enhance and protect Victoria’s precious coastal and marine environments has been celebrated at the inaugural Victorian Marine and Coastal Awards.
Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio today announced Mill Park Secondary College will receive $11.6 million to build a new 200-seat Performing Arts Centre for the school.
A new innovation centre is bringing together businesses, industry groups, research institutions and not-for-profit organisations to create solutions to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse, and generate new revenue for Victorian businesses.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Gippsland after a devastating year of bushfires and coronavirus with a budget boost that will bring more visitors to Victoria’s east to spend money and support local businesses.
The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s beautiful natural environment and ensuring more people can enjoy it, with major investments in our much-loved parks and Zoos, and funding to protect biodiversity across the state.
Spending more time at home this year has meant bigger power bills for many households. To reduce this burden, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $797 million to help Victorians cover the cost of their power bills and make homes more energy efficient.
Some of the state’s favourite camping destinations are now open for bookings over the peak summer season with new and improved facilities thanks to the Victorian Government’s Great Outdoors program.
One of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries will be built at the Moorabool Terminal Station, to boost the state’s energy reliability, drive down electricity prices and support Victoria’s transition to renewable energy – as well as creating local jobs as we take steps towards a COVID normal.
One of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries will be built in Victoria to boost reliability, drive down electricity prices and support the state’s transition to renewable energy – as well as creating jobs as we take steps towards a COVID normal.
The upcoming Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver $84 million to transform Werribee Zoo into Australia’s leading open range zoo – including building a new home for the city’s much-loved Asian elephant herd, currently housed at Melbourne Zoo.
The Victorian Government is investing $1.5 million to deliver practical on-ground actions that will reduce the risk of bushfires for communities along the Great Ocean Road.
The Victorian Government is encouraging all Victorians to have their say on how a state-wide Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) would work best to improve our recycling system and reduce litter pollution in our environment.